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Mushroom Coral - Neon Green Frilly
Mushroom Coral - Neon Green Frilly
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Size: 5-10 polyps
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Mildly aggressive if place near other corals
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Light - Medium Flow, marine snow
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
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The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral adds vibrant color to any tank. It is hardy and relatively easy to maintain, and that makes a very good choice for any aquarist. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral contains Zooxanthellae inside its tissues, which helps in manufacturing food using light energy. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral shows a symbiotic relationship with the same and gets its nutrition from photosynthesis. It is very easy to grow and propagate in captivity, which makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank. It should be kept in a tank not less than 1 gallon, and with low marine light. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral thrives well in a temperature range of 72-83 degree Fahrenheit, and with salinity of 1.020-1.025. It is semi-aggressive if they are placed near any corals, therefore make sure to leave 6-8? space between your mushroom and other corals. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral is a coral without a skeleton and its internal structures are the same as stony corals. Since it lacks the long feeding tentacles to capture prey, its little ridges do hold several types of stinging cells. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral can not tolerate high level of light, and should be kept in shaded areas, or it turns brown and fails to thrive. Also, the Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral can not handle high or moderate water flow, but can tolerate high levels of nitrate. The Neon Green Frilly Mushroom Coral can be found almost always at saltwaterfish.com at reasonable prices.
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Mushrooms are hardy and adaptable specimens, often being the first corals a new hobbyist will purchase for their tank.These invertebrates are made up of three distinct areas; pedal disk (used for attachment), stem and oral disk.These corallimorphs prefer less intense areas of lighting and flow. It has been noted that if the mushrooms are in placed in bright lighting- browning may occur.Propagation is quite easy provided the mushroom is placed in favorable conditions. Propagation occurs through (a) fission-splitting into more than one piece or by (b) budding which is a new mushroom "daughter" growing from the original mushroom.These invertebrates are mostly photosynthetic, they will however readily close the oral disk around any prey which strays onto the mushroom and be digested.Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have a mouth, or mouths, that opens into one big body cavity. Due to the lack of a true digestive system, this cavity acts in its place and after the food is broken down the nutrients are then sent through the rest of the body as food. There is also no excretory system; therefore the waste is sent back through the mouth or secreted into the surrounding water.Tentacles of varying size will usually surround the mouth of Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into their prey or can even be used as a defense mechanism. Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food. Some corals even use both of these methods. Cnidaria can either be an individual animal or members of a complex colony. These "Colony Corals" share the food and nutrients taken in by each individual.Corals have tiny living organisms that actually live in their tissue. These are called zooxanthellae and they are the reason why such strong lighting is needed in the saltwater aquarium. These algae-like creatures provide the coral with oxygen and other nutrients that are produced during photosynthesis. During this process, the zooxanthellae take up carbon dioxide and provide nutrients to the coral.Corals can use two different types of defense mechanisms. One of which is a sweeper tentacle wherein the coral reaches its tentacles out to try to damage another coral with nematocysts. The other is when the coral releases a minute amount of toxin into the water to poison another coral within certain proximity.
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